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    How much time does your club devote to Ho Shin sul (grappling)?

    Understood. I studied TKD about 65-66 in Washington, DC. The instructor was a 6th Dan and quite a good teacher as well as an accomplished martial artist. If there was any grappling, such as in forms or step defenses, it wasn't taught as such.
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    How much time does your club devote to Ho Shin sul (grappling)?

    For those of you who may have studied back in the 60s, was there training on defense to attacks with any attention to grappling moves in TKD? I was not aware of that being so. When I studied it was blocks, strikes and kicks. Maybe it was just because we only had one student who advanced to...
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    MMA-trained delinquents beat a kid to death

    Ref underlined: The way it seems to work, is that if there are problems or just perceived problems, and if the organization/federation doesn't change them, the government likely will make some hopefully well intended, but actually all totally screwed up attempts to fix the problems. Including...
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    MMA-trained delinquents beat a kid to death

    My minimal experience with some different styles leads me to believe most schools teach their students not to engage in fights if it can be avoided. That said, for a very long time in Korea, "Judo School Dropout" has been a euphemism for a gangster thug. They would study Judo to a high level...
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    Journey to a new style...

    @Flying Crane and @JR 137 as well as others have given good food for thought. And I think your thoughts in your Post 286 are really good things to think about. What is the difference between your own hard time with a certain part of the instruction, and actual poor performance by the...
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    Unsure of the art taught at my dojo

    @Buka I am really surprised at you. That is one of the oldest scams in the book; trying to sell properly that I have had title to for several years (and did I get it for a bargain !) Be assured my lawyer will be in touch with you just as soon as he is re-admitted to his State's bar.
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    Unsure of the art taught at my dojo

    i am surprised the OP has not asked the owner, instructors, or fellow students. That is something that is most often asked before signing up and paying money. But I accept the OP may be a bit shy. I agree with others who have said if what they are being taught are viable self defense moves...
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    Order of importance for workout groups in martial arts

    I do agree very much with your first statement; and not only could, but should. I think your logic gets a little murky in the last three. But then I don't know what your art is.
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    What are your thoughts on knee on the back of the neck.

    About 1:27 there appears to be a wrist lock, not so strong perhaps, but looks like it bay be on the wrist until there is more control as the technique continues, until the person is more under control. Also, I see a subsequent grab to the elbow that looks like it could be a pain compliance...
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    A simple take down strategy

    Well @skribs we seem to be on different wavelengths and you are making as little sense to me as you say I am to you. I guess we best just leave it where it is.
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    A simple take down strategy

    Must be my slow day. Can you explain why you would doubt my touch with reality? Again, could you explain what you mean? If I am standing I am using my legs. If I move my rear leg forward and across and up and down, I am using my legs. If I do that I pretty much have done the movements for...
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    A simple take down strategy

    Thanks. I knew it had to be a game or something like that. Anime didn't cross my mind, but I don't really pay any attention to either. I'll ask my grandson when I see him and I am sure he can tell me much about it. You have two crossed arms projecting power and absorbing your opponent's...
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    A simple take down strategy

    I have noticed that. Nothing wrong with that. I sometimes do it myself. That is how the one who says something and the one who questions if, learn if they stay open minded. 1. In general I don't think it matters what causes them to be going down backwards. They will at least be partially...
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    A simple take down strategy

    You are correct. But if you look closely you can see the defender's right art coming from somewhere we can't see, and first pushing the arm outward. At that point the attacker's reaction will normally be to push inward. Then the defender only needs to pull inward inward and control the foot...
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    New vs old

    You have not mentioned what art you studied or how long you studied it. It might change some of what some of us might suggest, but shouldn't change too much. In my experience, the study of a martial art and what you get from it is very personal. I have studied TKD, MDK very briefly, and...
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    Record what you can do

    I did like those clips: both for what I considered what would work and what I thought would not or at least could be executed better. Both can be instructional. I like all the clips you post for that very reason. Thanks.
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    What is the point of a tag in a full-contact fight?

    If you are sparring where there is none, or very, very light contact, you should not have to worry about a return strike. I always thought if you hit an opponent in a real fight, in a vulnerable area, you should not have to worry about a return strike, or could have a block ready for it. The...
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    What is the point of a tag in a full-contact fight?

    Curious. Why do you think people can dial power back, but not dial it up?
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    What is the point of a tag in a full-contact fight?

    I would think it is control if I can do whichever one I wish, to fit the situation.
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    What is the point of a tag in a full-contact fight?

    I think one can train oneself to know the difference between sparring where one stops before actually striking, and a real fight where one applies the strike or kick with full power.
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    What is the point of a tag in a full-contact fight?

    I am guessing that was an answer to my post. If not sorry. The training was to pick a point and strike for it. But in training (sparring) it should be short of an actual hit. The power is always there. The location of the hit changes, and could move as the strike or kick was delivered. The...
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    What is the point of a tag in a full-contact fight?

    When I studied TKD I was taught to strike, kick, block or whatever, with as much power and accuracy as possible, and always seek a new maximum. So in sparring, we would aim for a spot near wherever we wanted to strike our opponent, preferable about 1/4 " or less. Naturally that meant you had...
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    Things that require zero talent

    You are right on bad prompts.
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    How's everyone doing?

    The wife and i are staying home unless something absolutely critical needs to be bought, like toilet paper. :eek: :D:D Since I am retired, the money comes in no matter which is lucky for us. Hope all of you stay safe, no matter where you are in the world.
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    Things that require zero talent

    You are correct. I have run across similar things. But one must be careful. A place I worked purchased an upgrade to a program that had been used for years. The upgrade worked under Windows, whereas the other had worked under DOS. We insisted the integrator install the on a computer they...
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    weapons

    I think I have mentioned before that in the Hapkido I studied, we learned sword and short stick. That was mostly to learn defenses against the sword. Between 2nd Dan and 3rd Dan we learned a lot of defense and offense with the short stick.
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    FEAR

    I think I would be more inclined to use a word like anxiety than fear. Then I might be able to say I've seen a competitor be anxious about failure. But fear doesn't fit to my way of thinking.
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    FEAR

    All correct! I especially agree with paragraph 2, and I like your paragraph 3. Fear can be a strange thing. It can force us to act or freeze us. But I still think there is a difference between anxiety and fear, but we may let fear control us if we aren't careful.
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    FEAR

    I think I must be understanding a different meaning for fear. And normally we see fear is most important to an individual, it can be contagious. Lack of confidence may prevent using good training, but fear? Perhaps in a real fight fear may cause one to decline to fight, and to run. But what...
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    To begin or not to begin

    I would agree with the advice above and just add to talk to the teachers about any issues you have.
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